• Title
    Isham, Elizabeth
  • Reference
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  • Date
  • Creator
  • Scope and Content
    A manuscript volume of recipes. The title page contains two titles. The first "This is a booke of phisick of Elizabeth Isham" and the second "Thomas Sendall Scripsit An[no] domini 1659". The titles are in two different scripts. It was possibly originally started by Elizabeth Isham and then continued by Thomas Sendall. Other scripts also occur in the volume. Some recipes are titled with names of their "creators" e.g. Lady Simon, Dr Stevens, Lady Dowglasse, Mrs Dormor. Inserted after page 48 there is a short note on the theatres of Elizabethan London. Among the numerous recipes are cures for burns, fits, French Pox, madness, memory, piles, plague in horses, sore eyes, toothache and wind.
  • Extent
    1 volume
  • Physical description
    The volume was repaired by Maltby of Oxford in 1948 but cannot be photocopied due to the fragile condition.
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  • Conditions governing access
    Access to bona fide researchers by written appointment
  • Conditions governing reproduction
    No photocopying permitted
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  • Admin./ biographical history
    It is possible that Elizabeth Isham was born in 1558 and died in 1630. She was born in Braunston, Northamptonshire and lived in Warden, Bedfordshire. She married Henry Cave. [Source:This information has been found using a Google search] No biographical information is currently known for Thomas Sendall fl 1659.
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